Protection interventions for older people in emergencies

This guideline, from HelpAge International, has been developed to support field teams to implement protection activities for older people in emergency and recovery contexts. Its primary targets are humanitarian workers in the field. No specific knowledge of protection is assumed, as the guidance provides a basic introduction and essential definitions in line with the accepted practice in protection programming. It also defines the main protection issues for older people in emergencies as a basis for supporting the design of an inclusive protection strategy. At both global and field level, this document can also be used to inform and advocate for the inclusion of older people in protection activities, and more broadly in humanitarian response.